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Frisch Ortho Hip and Knee Specialist
  • Rochester

Sex After Hip Replacement

Many people are concerned with having sex after total hip replacement surgery. The majority of patients can safely resume sexual intercourse after surgery. In general, the time to consider resuming intercourse is when you are back to your normal activities without pain. Below are a few guidelines to keep in mind:

  • Less than 90˚ of bending
  • Initially you should assume a more passive role
  • Avoid extremes of motion
  • If you were given hip precautions, maintain those precautions during sexual intercourse
  • Consider using pillows for support and comfort

Safe and Unsafe Positions:
Sex After Hip Replacement

These pictorial representations were taken from: Charbonnier et al. Sexual Activity After Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Motion Capture Study. Journal of Arthroplasty 29(2014) 640-647.

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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Michigan Institute for Advanced Surgery Center
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